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I've "rescued" an old photograph of Celia, Leo, and Bernard PUFFER which was
taken at the Caminnoff Blomquist Studio in Cresco, Iowa. The photograph
appears to have been taken in the early 1900's with the three children
appearing to range in age from about 3 years to 11 years of age.
The photograph includes a notation that these are "Mary's Children". Based
on limited research I was able to locate the following information regarding
Cecelia L. PUFFER was b. abt 1908 in Winneshiek Co. IA to parents Mathias J.
PUFFER (1881-1968) and Mary DOUBEK (1877-1951). Cecelia was one of 6
children born to this couple including Vaclay M.; Cecelia L.; Gothlib
Mathias; Bernard M.; Marie A.; and Leo Joseph PUFFER all born between 1905
Cecelia married Frank PINTER (b.1902) and she died sometime before 2004.
Leo Joseph PUFFER was b. 14 May 1917 in Fort Atkinson, IA to the same
parents. Leo died 23 Jul 2004 in Elma, IA and is buried in the Lincoln
Cemetery in Ridgeway, IA.
Census records provide the following details:
1910 census of Jackson Township, IA:
Mathias PUFFER, age 28, married 4 years, born IA, parents born Bohemia, a
Mary PUFFER, wife, age 29, married 4 years, 1 child/1 living, born IA,
parents born Bohemia/IA
Celia PUFFER, dau, age 3, born IA
1920 census of Jackson, IA:
Matheis J. PUFFER, age 39, born IA, parents born Bohemia, a Farmer
Mary PUFFER, wife, age 42, born IA, parents born Bohemia
Celia L. PUFFER, dau, age 12, born IA
Gotlove PUFFER, son, age 8, born IA
Leo J. PUFFER, son, age 2 years + 7 months, born IA
1930 census of Jackson, IA:
Mary PUFFER, age 53, born IA
Bernard PUFFER, son, age 19, born IA
Leo PUFFER, son, age 12, born IA
1940 census of Jackson township, IA:
Mike PUFFER, age 60, born IA
Mary PUFFER, wife, age 64, born IA, a Farmer
Bernard PUFFER, son, age 29, born IA, a Farm Laborer
Leo PUFFER, son, age 22, born IA, a Farm Laborer
I am hoping to locate someone from this PUFFER Family so that the photograph
can be returned to the care of family. If you are a member of this family,
or you know someone who might be, please contact me.
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